Have you ever made an error that made you lose everything? Most people have not lost everything, but they live as though they might. That’s because they fear failure more than they believe in themselves.
Most people are so afraid of failure that they don’t do what they could do and they don’t become who they could become. They try so desperately to avoid failure that they are afraid to try.
But God doesn’t want you to live that way. He wants you to embrace all that you can be. Here are three steps you can take so that you won’t fear failure in the process of becoming who God made you to be.
You cannot avoid risk. In fact, in this economy, and in God’s economy, taking risks is good for you. That’s why you should embrace risk as a way of life.
I’m not saying that you should be doing stupid stuff. Taking risks doesn’t have to mean being foolhardy. Instead, it means being willing to step out of your comfort zone and doing something you haven’t done before—and trusting God for the results.
Here are three reasons you should always be taking risks.
It’s important to have core values of truth and mercy. Living those values will bring about a godly culture in your home or workplace. But how does that work practically? Are there situations when those core values conflict?
God calls you to stand for truth, but also to exemplify mercy (Micah 6:8). And He does not want you to choose one over the other.
Here’s a scriptural perspective of how truth and mercy work together, to demonstrate you do not have to have these core values conflict.
Change is here to stay. And not just change, but constant change. You can count on turbulence in your career. But how do you survive and thrive in the midst of an uncertain job market?
First things first: The God of the Bible is still God today. He has not abandoned you nor forsaken you (Deuteronomy 31:8). Do not let the circumstances you see in the job market tell you otherwise.
As you go through constant change, here are three ways you can prepare yourself for uncertainty in the job market.
As a leader, one of your greatest assets is the morale of your team. How you wield your influence can profoundly affect the culture of your organization. The more intentional and consistent you are in building the culture, the greater the benefits you will see from your leadership. That’s why it is so important to create a Team Culture in your company.
Most of the time morale is noticed only when it’s not there. No one typically thinks about morale if it’s good. You will do everyone on your team a favor if they don’t have to notice the (lack of) morale in your company.
Here is a five-step process you as a leader can use to build morale in your company—and create a Team Culture in the process.
People think they need to be more, do more, or have more to be successful. But that’s not how life is. Focus is the key ingredient. And focus means priorities. That’s why less is more every time.
You don’t have to be all things to all people. You don’t have to do everything all the time. And you don’t have to have more to be all you can be. It all comes down to your priorities.
Here are three examples where focus is the key ingredient to success.
It’s great if you can discover what you were called to do when you are young. But most people don’t discover what they’re supposed to do until later in life. But that’s okay. Because it’s never too late to begin again.
Life is a journey, not a destination. It’s not about finding your calling. It’s about pursuing your calling once you find it. It’s not up to you when you will discover your purpose in life. The key is to be willing to take the next step when God reveals the next clue.
Here are three examples from Scripture of people who did not discover who they were until later in life. But they still were able to begin again. Because it’s never too late.
As you grow into the person who God made you to be, you will come across obstacles that will hold you back. There will be times when you will not believe what you are capable of doing. That is to be expected. It’s how you handle it that matters.
The enemy of your soul does not want you to become the person who God called you to be. And he will do everything in his power to prevent you from fully developing into the person God designed you to be. The key is to recognize that and be prepared for it.
Here are the three main things that will hold you back from becoming all you are supposed to be—and how you can overcome them in your life.
To be a long-term leader, you must by nature be a lifelong learner. That means you as a leader must be always out of your comfort zone and always ready to learn.
Book learning is important, but it’s not everything. Don’t get me wrong: I read a lot of books (especially business books and leadership books). It is important for you to read regularly and consistently. But that is not the only way to learn.
Lifelong learning is about having the right attitude for learning. Here’s how you can prepare your mind to be a lifelong learner—and a long-term leader.
God created you and you are His workmanship—and He has work He wants you to do (Ephesians 2:10). God would not call you to do something and not come through. So don’t limit yourself by telling yourself lies.
When you are limiting yourself, you are listening more to the enemy of your soul than to God. God is not impressed with the lies you tell yourself, even if they sound holy.
To identify where you may be limiting yourself, here are three lies you should never tell yourself.